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The Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Wildlife Conservation (DWC) is recruiting for a Wildlife Biologist III located in Dillingham!
What you will be doing:
This position is responsible for the management of all terrestrial wildlife in the northern Bristol Bay area (Game Management Unit 17) which encompasses approximately 20,000 square miles. Management responsibility includes oversight of the Mulchatna caribou herd, administration of hunting and trapping and responding to nuisance wildlife and public safety issues. The incumbent in this position is the sole wildlife biologist for this area.
The incumbent will be responsible for:
Monitoring and evaluating wildlife populations including caribou moose, brown bear, black bear, and furbearers;
Making recommendations regarding hunting and trapping regulations;
Coordinating with other state and government agencies;
Overseeing the day-to-day function and operation of a remote area office;
Working to resolve public safety concerns and nuisance issues related to wildlife in Unit 17;
Writing technical reports and operational plans; and
Providing support and technical expertise on animal habitat, populations, and their management in the region.
Our organization, mission, and culture:
This position fulfills the division's mission in Unit 17 to conserve and enhance Alaska's wildlife and habitats and provide for a wide range of public uses and benefits. The incumbent maintains and enhances opportunities to hunt, trap and view wildlife while providing opportunities for Alaskans to gain knowledge of and appreciation for Alaska's wildlife, its management, and ways to safely and ethically interact with wildlife.
Benefits of joining our team:
The incumbent will gain professional experience managing and investigating a wide variety of terrestrial world-class wildlife populations to meet DWC's mission.
The working conditions you can expect:
This position is based in Dillingham overseeing the management of wildlife and the daily administration of wildlife conservation programs in Game Management Unit 17. It is the primary contact for hunting and trapping information, licenses, permits, and collecting harvest information from the public' subsistence activities. Daily work environment spans from report writing, data analysis, and interacting with stakeholders to conducting surveys, investigations, and handling wildlife.
We are looking for a candidate that possesses some or all of the following position-specific competencies (All of these traits must be documented in your cover letter and applicant profile. If you do not have experience with one or more of the traits listed below, simply say so):
Experience designing, planning, and implementing a sound and practical program of wildlife management for large mammal populations.
Experience monitoring and evaluating large mammal populations, including field work, population modeling, and developing sustainable harvest goals.
Experience capturing, immobilizing, and performing physical examinations of various large mammal species.
Experience collecting data via aerial and ground surveys and preparing data summaries based on the information collected and technical reports.
Experience with answering public/stakeholder inquires on complex issues or regulations through oral or written communication (i.e., explaining trapping/hunting regulations, processes for obtaining a hunting permit, public access, etc.).
A valid driver's license is required.
Requires frequent travel within the management area and state.
Requires the use of firearms and the ability to fly in small aircraft in mountainous terrain.
A bachelor's degree from an accredited college in biology, a branch of biology, limnology, biometrics, oceanography, forestry, or natural resource management;
One year of full performance professional level biologist experience. The required professional biologist work experience is met by service as a Fishery Biologist II, Wildlife Biologist II, Habitat Biologist II, or Fisheries Geneticist I with the State of Alaska or the equivalent with another employer.
A bachelor's degree from an accredited college that includes or is supplemented by the following credit hours will substitute for the degree in a specific field:
- at least 24 semester hours (36 quarter hours) in biology, a branch of biology, limnology, biometrics, oceanography, forestry, or natural resource management (excluding courses that focus on agricultural husbandry techniques, human population dynamics, or the design and manipulation of landscapes), of which 16 semester hours (24 quarter hours) are upper division courses; and
- at least 12 semester hours (16 quarter hours) in any combination of two or more of the following: chemistry, physics, mathematics, statistics, geology, hydrology, or GIS.
"Upper division courses" means courses that are specialized, in-depth and advanced. Such courses emphasize problem-solving, analytical thinking skills, and theoretical applications, with depth and rigor in a discipline's theories and methods; specialization in a particular field or profession; refinement of general education; and/or development of specific intellectual and professional skills. Upper division courses are commonly identified in college catalogs as 300 level and higher.
Some positions may require training in specialized areas such as hydroacoustics, microscopic analysis, underwater research, or fish habitat restoration or enhancement.
Additional Required Information
A cover letter is required for this position and will be used as a writing sample. The cover letter should highlight your knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience as they pertain to the position-specific competencies listed in the job description. Please attach the cover letter to your application before submitting it online or, if unable to attach to your application, fax or email it to the contact provided in the job posting. Your cover letter will be used to help determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process.
If not already attached at the time of application, the following must be submitted to the hiring manager listed in the contact information below within 48 hours of the close of this recruitment, if you are using education to meet the minimum qualifications:
Copies of all college transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable).
If post-secondary education is required to meet the minimum qualifications, you must fill in the Education section of the application. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of units completed. Copies of transcripts are required to verify educational credentials if used to meet the minimum qualifications for a position. Transcripts can be attached at the time of application or within 48 hours of the close of this recruitment to the contact person listed below.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR FOREIGN EDUCATION
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements, if applicable. If utilizing this education you must show that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs; or an accredited U.S. state university reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the state university. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.
If using work experience not already documented in your application, also provide the employer name, your job title, dates of employment, and whether full-or part-time. Applications will be reviewed to determine if the responses are supported and minimum qualifications are clearly met. If they are not, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment.
This recruitment may be used for more than one (1) vacancy. The applicant pool acquired during this recruitment may be used for future vacancies for up to ninety (90) days after this recruitment closes. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply to each recruitment notice to ensure consideration for all vacancies.
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This position requires the use or possession of a firearm or ammunition. In accordance with the federal Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act of 1997 (PL 104-208), if you have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, you may not hold this position.
A "misdemeanor crime of domestic violence" is an offense that is (1) a misdemeanor under Federal or state law; and (2) has, as an element, the use or attempted use of physical force, or the threatened use of a deadly weapon, committed by a current or former spouse, parent, or guardian of the victim, by a person with whom the victim shares a child in common, by a person who is cohabiting with or has cohabited with the victim as a spouse, parent, or guardian, or by a person similarly situated to a spouse, parent, or guardian of the victim.
If you have ever been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, do NOT apply for this position.
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Careers with the State of Alaska offer MANY benefitsThe following information describes typical benefits available to employees of the State of Alaska. Actual benefits received may differ by bargaining unit or branch of government, position type, or be prorated for other than full time work.For a quick breakdown of the insurance, health, and retirement benefits available for State Employees you can view an orientation video from Division of Retirement and Benefits. (Please note this video is specifically designed for new State Employees.)Insurance Benefits Health insurance, which includes employer contributions toward medical/vision/dental The following employee groups are under AlaskaCare Benefits administered by the State: See http://doa.alaska.gov/drb/programs/index.html for additional information. AVTEC Confidential Correctional Officers Marine Engineers Mt. Edgecumbe Teachers Supervisory Unlicensed Vessel Personnel/Inland Boatman's Union Exempt employees (not covered by collective bargaining) The following employee groups are covered by Union health trusts. Contact the appropriate Union for additional information. General Government Labor, Trades and Crafts Public Safety Employees Association Masters, Mates & Pilots Employer paid Basic Life insurance with additional coverage available (amount depends on Bargaining Unit)Optional Insurance Benefits Group-based insurance premiums for Term life (employee, spouse or qualified same sex partner, and dependents) Long-term and short-term disability Accidental Death and Dismemberment Long-term care (self and eligible family members) Supplemental Survivor Benefits Employee-funded flexible spending accounts for tax savings on eligible health care or dependent care expensesRetirement Benefits Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Teachers' Retirement System (TRS) Matching employer contribution into a defined contribution program (new employees) Employer contribution into a defined benefit or defined contribution program (current employees) Contributions to the Alaska Supplemental Annuity Plan in lieu of contributions to Social Security Option to enroll in the Alaska Deferred Compensation Program Note: The Defined Contribution Plan, Supplemental Annuity Plan and Deferred Compensation Program offer a variety of investment optionsSee http://doa.alaska.gov/drb/retirement/index.html for additional information Paid Leave & Other Benefits Personal leave with an accrual rate increase based on time served Eleven paid holidays a year Gym discounts at participating fitness providers in multiple locations throughout the state.See http://doa.alaska.gov/drb/ghlb/employee/health/gymListing.html for additional information